Putin Is Having The Time Of His Life

What could make a sociopath happier than disrupting the world order, mercilessly killing folks by the thousands, indulging in unbridled megalomania – and winning.  He won in Georgia.  He won in Syria.  He won in Chechnya.  He won in the Crimea.  He won in the Donbass. And he is winning in Ukraine.

Despite his madness, there is essentially no chance that he will be removed from power by the Russian people or his Kremlin cronies in the immediate future.  Virtually no chance of an assassination by insiders or outsiders.  No chance that his Kremlin lair will be attacked by the most powerful military forces in the history of the world – NATO, the European Union and the other democratic states.  No fear that the United Nations will even boot him out of the Security Council.  Pitiful.

Vladimir Putin has cowered the entire free world – and intimidated the great leaders of the west.  He is bluffing them with the nuclear card.  Pitiful.

Putin has been condemned by the diplomats in the strongest terms – murder, war criminal.  He does not care.  He and his country have suffered the strongest sanctions ever imposed on a nation.  He does not care.  His ambition is killing thousands of innocent civilians – men, women, and children.  He does not care.  His excessive optimism has resulted in battlefield defeats.  He does not care.  His flagship Moskva has been sunk to the bottom of the Black Sea with as many as 400 Russian sailors killed.  He does not care.  The war has cost the lives or more than 40,000 of his own young men – and nine generals, so far.  He does not care.  He has become a pariah among most of the world leaders.  He does not care.

Putin is not a unique character in human history.  Maniacal empire builders have risen from every part of the earth.  Genghis Kahn, Attila, Cyrus II, Alexander the Great, Caesar, Rameses, Napoleon, and by far not least, Adolph Hitler.  In fact, Putin is arguably more like Hitler than any of the others. Or maybe Stalin.  Or maybe both.

There is one thing to remember about the empire builders of history.  They do not stop the expansion, the warring, the killing and the pillaging on their own.  They had to be defeated in battle.  They had to die – of natural causes, assassinations, or in battle.

Virtually every observer – especially those who know Putin – says he will not respond to anything but force.  He must be defeated.  Stalemates are not defeats.  They are just pauses.  Concessions will never appease him.   Agreements will never be obeyed.

Putin wants to subjugate Ukraine.  He wants to return eastern Europe to the family of Soviet nations.  His ambitions will never be contained.

No matter how WE claim to be hurting Putin, he goes to bed every night mockingly laughing at the forces aligned against him – and their inability to stop him.  He is a pipsqueak tyrant from a second-rate nation who has been dominating the self-proclaimed most powerful nations in the history of the world for years.

President Biden was correct when he said Putin cannot be allowed to remain in office.  But then true to the diplomatic zeitgeist, he had to say he did not mean it.  It was one statement close to a full apology to Putin.  The main thrust of the west has been to not provoke Putin no matter how much he provokes and disrupts the world.

Putin stands alone against a world divided between nations that will not do enough and nations that will not do anything to stop the Madman of Moscow.

So, there ‘tis.

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8 comments

  1. The real sociopaths are in DC. Why you reporting more propaganda?

    • I trust President Putin to be President Putin. That is more than I can say for our resident demented.
      How about reporting on the Biolabs we had on the Russian border? I will assume they were cooking up the election strain of COVID-1984. If they were doing research on crops why is our government freaking out that Russia might get what is in those labs.
      I seem to remember a country that was extremely upset to find nukes 90 miles offshore. How would we feel about having bioweapons labs on our border?
      Stop pushing the deep state propaganda. Dig deeper. Nothing is ever as it seems or as you are told.

      • Nothing you say offers as much as a germ of rebuttal to Larry Horist’s arguments. Nor is it his responsibility, any more than yours, to report on biolabs in Ukraine. Nor are your admitted assumptions substantiation of anything.

        If Putin’s primary concern were biolabs, he would have annihilated them early and immediately, when the winds were favorable.

        Virtually everything reported on the Ukraine war, from ALL indications, has been reasonably to extremely accurate. Stating “nothing is ever as it seems or as you are told” is a crazy fulmination that stems from excess alcohol or other disorder(s).

    • Only a sociopath believes there can only be one sociopath in the world.

  2. I agree with Joe and Rodzzz

  3. I agree with all the above commenters Joe biden is responsible for this mess because he just cant show the pres of russia the respect of listening to his issues he disrespected him and he turned his back on solving the problem Putin had no choice and I resent that we are supporting ukraine when their prez is OBVIOUSLY a DRUG addict MY god what are we doing here???

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